Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
based on detailed, personal information. all of this coming as mark zuckerberg is 5,000 miles away in rush yarks selling the idea of facebook to an entirely new market. the company that convinced its users to share nearly everything about themselves and their personal lives online is reportedly now exploring new, more invasive ways of tapping into its most lucrative asset, its nearly 900 million users. >> the commitment we made is we're going to execute this mission of making the world more open and connected. >> reporter: but "the wall street journal" reports that facebook is opening those connections to marketers. reportedly now allowing them to target ads based on the e-mail addresses and phone numbers users post on their profiles. even displaying ads based on what users search for on other websites. it's a service facebook competitors, like google and yahoo! have offered marketers for years. but one mark zuckerberg, the company's founder, has publicly shied away from. >> what facebook is doing is keeping tabs on what you're doing all over the web. ultimately, facebook is a busi
Oct 5, 2012 2:35am EDT
plan is having an impact. >>> and yet another milestone for facebook. ceo mark zuckerberg says the social network tops 1 billion active users a month. amounts to half of the world's 2.5 billion users worldwide. despite facebook's troubles on the stock market, those numbers are incredibly remarkable when you kid that less than nine years ago facebook was operating out of a dorm room on harvard's campus. >> you want to catapult something you think of, into this amaze thing from your bedroom. >> a wild back story to it. i am a total, facebook, junkie. totally. i am one of the billion. it's changed the world, in a lot of ways. >> is it too much sharing. i remember, mi-6, security agency in london, that the wife of the agent, the head, the guy heading it up, she posted pictures of him in a bathing suit on face book. running around. got to be careful, privacy settings. >> the thing everybody is worried about, advertising and privacy. going forward. >>> a look at your weather on this holiday weekend. columbus day on monday. stormy and chilly, and in little rock to cincinnati, buffalo.
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
to drive 2013 smart. ♪ >>> i want to take you live to where mark zuckerberg is being interviewed live. yesterday prime minister medvedev trying to put more facebook infrastructure in that country. let's take a quick listen. >> it is frozen. >> i'm taking state against petersburg this weekend. >> zuckerberg looks dressed up compared to his interviewer. >> he did wear a suit and tie when he met medvedev. facebook and russia, 9 million users with a domestic copy of facebook called the vk. they come in second in that country. >> eventually they are -- >> i wish we knew what she was saying. >> i think he said we will bury you. >> tear down this pay wall, that kind of thing. >> yes! and mr. gorbachev teared down the pay wall! >>> when we come back, when it comes to tim cook's leadership, what would steve jobs think of this? but first -- >>> coming up, kramer is kicking it into high gear. his six stocks in 60 seconds will energize all of us. get your jim joke when "squawk on the street" returns. sometimes investing opportunities are hard to spot. you have to dig a little. fidelity's etf mark